Article "Birth of the Nation" from the March 1, 1925 Watchtower. This landmark article reinterpreted Revelation 12 (casting of Satan to the earth) to apply from 1914 onwards. This article was published by J.F. Rutherford, 2nd president of the Watchtower Society (now known as Jehovah's Witnesses) despite the objections of the majority of the Editorial Committee for the Watchtower magazine. The June 15, 1938 Watchtower, p. 185 explains: "In the beginning of the first Hebrew month The Watchtower of March 1, 1925 published the article "The Birth of The Nation," meaning that the kingdom had begun to function. An editorial committee, humanly provided for, then was supposed to control the publication of the Watchtower, and the majority of that committee strenuously objected to the publication of that article "The Birth of The Nation," but, by the Lord's grace it was published and that really marked the beginning of the end of the editorial committee, indicating that the Lord himself is running his organization."